Toad Busters fights ban on gassing pests

A group fighting to keep cane toads out of Western Australia’s Kimberley says it is being stopped from using carbon dioxide to gas the pests because bureaucrats have told them it is too cruel.

Kimberley Toad Busters has labelled the Department of Environment and Conservation’s (DEC) refusal to sanction the use of carbon dioxide to kill cane toads as “ridiculous”.

Environment Minister Donna Farragher recently overrode her department and allowed the temporary use of carbon dioxide to euthanise the toads, but the DEC says it is inhumane and will not support it until further tests are done.

Now Toad Busters is stepping up its campaign to allow the permanent use of carbon dioxide, a method already used across the border in the Northern Territory.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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One Response to Toad Busters fights ban on gassing pests

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